# Missouri Colleges

Missouri ranked #16 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2018. Around 88,621 students received some type of diploma that year. Missouri colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $14,402 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $16,043 per year.

About 59% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,367 per year.

## Most Popular Schools in Missouri

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There are 22,197 full-time undergraduates at Mizzou, and 30,844 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Mizzou. The freshman retention rate is 87%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Approximately 44% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,779 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Mizzou with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Washington University in St Louis is 15,303, of which 7,074 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at WUSTL. The freshman retention rate is 97%.

Only 16% of students who apply get accepted. Around 48% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

19% of WUSTL students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,835 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WUSTL is $56,500.

There are 12,736 students at Webster in total, 2,297 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Webster undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 54%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

68% of Webster students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,646 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Webster is $33,700.

There are 23,697 students at Missouri State in total, 15,363 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Missouri State undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 60% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,840 a year. Missouri State has a 5.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Missouri State is $32,000.

The total student population at Columbia College is 13,492, of which 5,163 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,362 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Columbia College Missouri is $33,000.

There are 6,760 full-time undergraduates at UMKC, and 16,372 students altogether. For undergraduates at UMKC, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Roughly 49% of students at UMKC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,713 a year. UMKC has a 7.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UMKC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Saint Louis University is 14,581, of which 6,625 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at SLU is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,533 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from SLU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $45,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 7,701 full-time undergraduates at UCM, and 12,333 students altogether. For undergraduates at UCM, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,365 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UCM is $32,500.

The total student population at Lindenwood University is 10,025, of which 6,215 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Roughly 63% of students at Lindenwood University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,626 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Lindenwood University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at University of Missouri - St Louis is 16,715, of which 5,492 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 45% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,616 a year. UMSL has a 7.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMSL is $35,400.

There are 11,457 students at Park University in total, 4,134 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Park University is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 69%. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 50% are women.

66% of Park University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,858 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Park University is $38,800.

There are 6,128 full-time undergraduates at Missouri University of Science and Technology, and 8,883 students altogether. It takes the average Missouri University of Science and Technology undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Of the accepted students, 75% are men and 25% are women.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,992 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Missouri University of Science and Technology is $58,700.

There are 11,486 students at Southeast Missouri State University in total, 7,779 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Southeast Missouri State University is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 85%. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

55% of Southeast Missouri State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,222 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Maryville University of Saint Louis is 7,689, of which 2,375 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

51% of Maryville U students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,119 a year. Maryville U has a 3.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Maryville U with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 14,874 students at MCC-KC in total, 6,693 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 6% of students at MCC-KC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,430 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MCC-KC is $27,000.

There are 7,089 full-time undergraduates at Saint Louis Community College, and 18,835 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 6% of students at Saint Louis Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,003 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Saint Louis Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 5,773 full-time undergraduates at OTC, and 12,692 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $1,548 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from OTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Northwest Missouri State University is 6,338, of which 4,806 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

65% of Northwest students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,076 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,400 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Truman State University is 6,272, of which 5,134 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Truman State. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,192 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Truman State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $99,000 during the early-career years.

There are 4,358 full-time undergraduates at Missouri Southern, and 6,174 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Missouri Southern is 4.8 years.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,872 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,500 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Rockhurst University is 3,043, of which 1,445 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Rockhurst undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

67% of Rockhurst students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,066 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,000 during the early-career years.

There are 2,284 students at William Woods in total, 794 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average William Woods undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. Around 24% of accepted students are men, and 76% are women.

60% of William Woods students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,701 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from William Woods with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 1,519 full-time undergraduates at MBU, and 5,488 students altogether. For undergraduates at MBU, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 55% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 54% are men and 46% are women.

71% of MBU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,451 a year. MBU has a 6.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MBU is $29,800.

The total student population at Missouri Western State University is 5,533, of which 3,498 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Western undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

54% of Western students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,872 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Western with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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